Shades of bigotry

Posted Friday, Mar. 15, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Letter writer Margaret Hernandez gives Cuban-Americans high marks because "they are witty, music-loving, intellectual, and worldly." (See: "GOP and immigrants, March 9") I assume she means that these are traits possessed by every American of Cuban heritage, genetically, even those who might otherwise be humorless, tone-deaf, dull and parochial.

The only thing she has against them is that they are conservative. That would cancel George P. Bush's Mexican heritage. If anyone had written such a letter complaining in this way about Mexican-Americans and making sweeping statements about personality traits and politics that apply to everyone in that group, you would have to put out a special edition just to handle all the letters complaining of that bigotry.

-- J.E. Cook, Trophy Club

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